The plastics and packaging industry supplies a wide variety of plastics to a large number of industries. Plastics are synthetic materials made from various polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon etc. Plastics can be moulded into specific shapes or forms to serve a purpose. Widely used in the world, plastics need to be made with the application in mind. Some applications require hardened plastics while others are used for storage or to display a message, like in food packaging.
The types of plastics that need objective colour measurement are centred around the plastic packaging and automotive industry. It is important that goods are packaged in a way that safely stores goods, portrays information about the goods and influences a consumers decision to buy. The way that plastics look and feel to a consumer will also influence whether or not they will purchase any goods that have been packaged in plastic. Companies not only need to ensure that their goods look the same when they are displayed on the shelf, but also appear the same every time a consumer makes a purchase.
Colour Measurement in the Plastics and Packaging Industry
Colour measurement in the plastic industry assists in controlling the colour of polymer base materials, masterbatch pellets and final plastic products made by extrusion or injection moulding. Throughout the supply chain, colour measurement can be used to improve processes and monitor quality.
We serve a virtually endless number of applications in the Plastics and Packaging industry. Below we have highlighted some examples of how colour is used to monitor quality, prevent production rejections and ensure that plastic products and packaging are produced consistently to meet consumers expectations.
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